The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 74 40
Rank change year-on-year +19 -34  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 4 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.76% 0.40% 3.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.51% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 28
Median daily rate £400 £450 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +27.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 524 783 726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.76% 77.45% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 422 404
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 13
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +43.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
4 1 (14.29%) Smoke Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) Appium
3 1 (14.29%) Calabash
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) ERP Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 2 (28.57%) BDD
1 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
1 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Personalization
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle